Articles in Lebanese Community, Arts & Culture, People and Technology

Barbara Perry

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Mrs Barbara Perry was elected to the NSW Parliament in late 2001. Mrs Perry - whose father left Kfarsghab at 16 years of age with "little more than the clothes on his back" - is the first female Lebanese-Australian to take on such a role. ... Read full article

Mahmoud Daher

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Arrived in Australia on October 24th 1970, with only $15.00 in his pocket and no family or friends. His first job was in Mascot in a meal factory like many other immigrants that helped build this country, meant being up by 4.00 p.m. and travelling...... Read full article

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

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Modern day Lebanese people are largely descended from an ancient tribe ordered to be annihilated or forced from the land in the Bible. The Canaanites, who according to the Old Testament occupied the Jewish Promised Land, were largely conquered ...... Read full article

Ahmad Elrich

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Ahmad Elrich (born 30 May 1981 in Sydney) is a former Australian football (soccer) midfielder. He is of Lebanese descent and is the older brother of Adelaide United player Tarek Elrich. Ahmad began his professional career at the Parramatta Eagles..... Read full article

Unmarried couples not welcome in Lebanese hotels…unless they’re foreign

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Want to embark on a weekend getaway with your significant other? Remove yourself from Beirut’s traffic, smog and horns, and relax on the terrace of a mountaintop resort? Well, if you’re Lebanese and not hitched, you are probably out of luck...... Read full article

Don’t Date A Successful Arab Woman

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My mentor once told me there’s nothing that scares an Arab man more than a successful Arab woman who doesn’t have to depend on him.... Read full article

Joseph P Baini

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Born on the 27th of February 1944, in a village situated between Zgharta and Tripoli in Lebanon’s Northern Region, Mejdlaya. He is married to Mary and has four children, Colette, Tanya, Richard, and Natalie.... Read full article

Did you know the following about Lebanon?

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The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC...... Read full article

Father who raised his 3 young girls after their mother died of breast cancer shares the lessons ...

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Joseph Wakim has raised three daughters after his wife died of cancer. Grace, Michelle and Joy were all under 11 when their mum died in 2003. Mr Wakim raised them solo despite pushes to get help to cook and clean...... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

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